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Friday 18 April 2014

Cancer trends at St James's (2003-2012)

Lung cancer

4,256 new diagnosed

Current smokers 1,960

Ex-smokers 1,833

Lives with smoker 19

Never smoked 244

Unknown 54

Survival, early stage detection: 54 to 68%; Survival, late-stage detection: 13 to 36%.

Breast cancer

1,980 diagnosed

Survival, early stage detection: 88 to 90%; Survival, late-stage detection: 20 to 67%.

Prostate cancer

1,536 men diagnosed

Survival, early stage detection: 89 to 90%; Survival, late-stage detection: 45 to 71%.

Melanoma skin cancer

1,117 patients diagnosed

Survival, early stage detection: 98 to 99p%; Survival, late-stage detection: 49 to 77%.

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